MGH Memory Disorders Unit



Director: M. Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD


The Memory Disorders Unit of the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a specialized outpatient clinic for patients with memory problems and is a component of the Clinical Core of the Massachusetts ADRC. First established in 1982 by Dr. John Growdon, the unit is located in a beautiful, spacious and comfortable setting on the eighth floor of the Wang Ambulatory Care Center (WACC) of the hospital, and patient appointments are held on Mondays and Tuesdays afternoons.


The unit's board-certified neurologists are fluent in a variety of foreign languages, including French, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish, and are also immersed in cutting-edge research in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases.


Patients and family members may call our unit coordinators, Ms. Evelyne Albano or Ms. Sara A. Dartley at 617-726-1728 to schedule an appointment with any one of our clinicians. We require that all patients attend their appointments with a close family member or an individual who can provide reliable information about them. Translation and interpretation services are provided at no charge to all patients of the unit, courtesy of the MGH Medical Intepreter Services.


Patients of the Memory Disorders Unit are often referred to the Psychology Assessment Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital for comprehensive memory testing. The unit also offers genetic counseling through the MGH Medical Genetics Clinic located at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care on Level 6C (phone: 617-726-1561).



Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD

Steven E. Arnold, MD

Alessandro Biffi, MD

Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD (Geriatric Psychiatrist)

Thomas N. Byrne, MD

Jasmeer P. Chhatwal, MD, PhD

Bradford C. Dickerson, MD, MMSc

John R. Dickson, MD, PhD

Mark C. Eldaief, MD

Rose Gallagher, RN, BSN

Anna E. Goodheart, MD

M. Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD (Director)

Stephen N. Gomperts, MD, PhD

John H. Growdon, MD

Bradley T. Hyman, MD, PhD

Raymond J. Kelleher III, MD, PhD

Alice D. Lam, MD, PhD

Gad A. Marshall, MD

David L. Perez, MD, Msc

Liliana A. Ramirez Gomez, MD

Alberto Serrano-Pozo, MD, PhD

Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD


For more information about the MGH Memory Disorders Unit, please visit the official website


For more information about the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, please visit the official website


The Memory Disorders Unit respects the privacy and confidentiality of each patient's record. Please read more about our Privacy Notice in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


We encourage our patients and family members to read more about Tips For Your Doctor's Visit (Consejos cuando visite a su medico) and Understanding Your Doctors and Other Caregivers (como comprender a los medicos y a los demas profesionales de salud), and to be our partners in their care.